Belleville

23 May 19
Global News

There were more experienced candidates available, but the Ottawa Senators believe D.J. Smith is the best coach to lead the team.

23 May 19
Six Gallery Press

7:30 PM SATURDAY, JUNE 8, Taylor sez, You’re invited to the PARTY OF THE YEAR (or at least the party of the summer)! https://www.facebook.com/events/641653099639495/ I’m launching my debut fiction collection, OFF DAYS (Low Ghost Press), out into the world, in the company of my favorite writers and people in Pittsburgh, and I couldn’t be more […]

23 May 19
Ottawa Sun

Pierre Dorion covered a lot of miles and did a lot of talking. In the end, the Ottawa Senators general manager felt D.J. Smith was the right fit for the club in its search for a new head coach. After speaking with interim coach Marc Crawford, Belleville coach Troy Mann, Pittsburgh assistant Jacques Martin, Providence […]

23 May 19
RV There Yet?

Saturday, May 27 And we’re off! We packed 95% of our “stuff” during the week, so all we had to do today was get the refrigerated/frozen items, close up the apartment, pack up the kitties, and hitch up the RV. Easier said than done since Maui decided to hide under the bed, but we eventually […]

23 May 19
UNB! Network

The Ottawa Senators hired D.J. Smith as head coach on Thursday. The 42-year-old former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant signed a three-year contract and replaces interim coach Marc Crawford. “D.J. Smith is a winner. We believe he is the best person to drive the development and success of the Ottawa Senators,” said general manager Pierre Dorion […]

23 May 19
MagaOneNews
Ottawa Senators Johnny Oduya scores in the third period during the NHL Global Series hockey game between Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm
Ottawa Senators Johnny Oduya scores in the third period during the NHL Global Series hockey game between Ottawa Senators and Colorado Avalanche at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm November 11, 2017. TT News Agency/Jessica Gow via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. SWEDEN OUT

May 23, 2019

The Ottawa Senators hired D.J. Smith as head coach on Thursday.

The 42-year-old former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant signed a three-year contract and replaces interim coach Marc Crawford.

“D.J. Smith is a winner. We believe he is the best person to drive the development and success of the Ottawa Senators,” said general manager Pierre Dorion in a statement. “D.J is a great communicator and an exceptional strategist. His passionate approach, coupled with his ability to teach the game, is exactly what we were looking for throughout the process. We’re thrilled to welcome D.J. and his family to Ottawa.”

Smith has been an assistant in Toronto since the 2015-16 season. Before that, he coached the Ontario Hockey League’s Oshawa Generals to the 2015 Memorial Cup.

A second-round draft pick by the New York Islanders in 1995, Smith played in 45 games in parts of three seasons with the Maple Leafs (1996-97, 1999-2000) and the Colorado Avalanche (2002-03). A defenseman, he tallied one goal and one assist.

Crawford, who also interviewed for the position, took over in March after the firing of Guy Boucher.

The Senators (29-47-6) posted the NHL’s worst record in 2018-19 and missed the playoffs for the third time in four years.

Others reportedly considered for the job included Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy, Providence College coach Nate Leaman, AHL Belleville coach Troy Mann and former Senators coaches Jacques Martin and Rick Bowness.

–Field Level Media

Source: OANN

23 May 19
Terry Daynard's Blog

Champlain’s Missed Rendezvous It’s one of the most significant missed rendezvous in Canadian history – and one of the grandest journeys. Samuel de Champlain, explorer and champion of a fledgling French Canada, had been late for a gathering of native leaders near what was to become Montreal in the spring of 1615. He rushed to […]

23 May 19
Consequence of Sound
Hardcore act Knocked Loose will release their second full-length LP, A Different Shade of Blue, on August 23rd via Pure Noise Records. Along with the album news, the band has unveiled a video for the new single “…And Still I Wander South” (watch below). The Kentucky band made a big splash with their 2016 debut album, Laugh Tracks, packing a powerful punch thanks to a combination of hardcore, metal, and punk. Fit for an Autopsy guitarist Will Putney, who produced Laugh Tracks, is back at the helm for A Different Shade of Blue. The album contains 12 songs, including the aforementioned “…And Still I Wander South.” In a press release, singer Bryan Garris said the single “is about wanting to move on, or better yourself for whatever reason, but you keep going back to the same old thing. Whether that be depression or whatever you may be going through. You always wander back to the same mindset.” Guests on the album include Every Time I Die singer Keith Buckley on the track “Forget Your Name” and Dying Wish singer Emma Boster on the song “A Serpent’s Touch”. A Different Shade of Blue is available for pre-order in various packages at this location. Knocked Loose are currently on tour in the UK and Europe, and will support A Day To Remember on a U.S. outing in June. A Different Shade of Blue Artwork: A Different Shade of Blue Tracklist: 01. Belleville 02. Trapped in the Grasp of a Memory 03. A Serpent’s Touch (Ft. Emma Boster) 04. By the Grave 05. In the Walls 06. Guided By the Moon 07. Mistakes Like Fractures 08. Forget Your Name (Ft. Keith Buckley) 09. Road 23 10. …And Still I Wander South 11. Denied by Fate 12. Misguided Son [cos-videojs-footer id=”punksonfilmhowhollywoodfailstocapturepunkrock-1555532622322,nirvanaheartshapedboxannotated-1506027036366,tourstoplimpbizkit2cthreedaysgrace2ceminem-1554498819346,gunsne28099roses26davegrohlparadisecity28tulsa2cok201729-1510757900870,aliceinchainstop5videos-1533702099890″]
23 May 19
Equity Builders Roofing

Man guilty of defrauding Granite City couple out of more than $15k in promised home repairs – Belleville News-Democrat https://t.co/BeHTh5NCgK — Equity Builders Roofing (@EquityRoofing) May 23, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js from Twitter https://twitter.com/EquityRoofing May 23, 2019 at 06:18AM Man guilty of defrauding Granite City couple out of more than $15k in promised home repairs – Belleville […]

23 May 19
Vents Magazine

Knocked Loose have announced their hotly anticipated new album, A Different Shade of Blue — a mammoth of a sophomore release and massive step forward for the band and for hardcore and metal as we know it.  Recorded by producer Will Putney, the new LP was approached slower and more methodically. Abandoning the previous ‘live in studio’ recording approach for something […]

23 May 19
ProHockeyTalk

The 42-year-old Smith had been an assistant with the Maple Leafs for the last four seasons.

23 May 19
National Post

OTTAWA — There were more experienced candidates available, but the Ottawa Senators believe D.J. Smith is the best coach to lead the team. The former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach signed a three-year deal to become the 14th head coach in Senators history on Thursday. “D.J. checked off all the boxes,” said Senators general manager […]

23 May 19
Ottawa Sun

DJ Smith is switching sides in the Battle of Ontario. And, he couldn’t be happier about it. After completing a tireless search that included interviews with seven candidates, general manager Pierre Dorion got his man Thursday when Smith, the 42-year-old Toronto Maple Leafs assistant, was introduced as the club’s 14th head coach during a news […]